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Large Animal Rescue – NFPA 1670 Technician

April 27 - April 29


This course partnership between TEEX and TAMU VET and assumes the adherence to NFPA 1670 Awareness/Operations/Technician level standards for Animal Technical Rescue. The course is designed to meet the needs of responding to the different victims wherever possible and to incorporate appropriate sections of NFPA 1006 as needed.

This course covers situations involving confined space, below grade, low and high angle rescues. Techniques for each type are discussed and applied to a variety of scenarios that a responder is likely to encounter. A capstone experience at the end of the course requires that students apply the knowledge gained throughout the course to a practice scenario involving a mannequin with limited assistance from the instructors.

The course will discuss the necessity and operations of the Incident Command System. Understanding how ICS works as well as its role in animal technical rescue situations, particularly those with multiple agencies responding is essential. The ability to employ ICS to a scene not only improves the speed and efficiency of the rescue, but also its effectiveness, as the order provided minimizes risk of death or injury to the rescuers and the victim as a result of miscommunications.

Rigging systems are also covered in depth, with special attention given to rope and knots, various types of equipment that are important to animal technical rescue, how to use anchors effectively, and the use of simple and compound mechanical advantage systems. Students will be able to set up appropriate rigging systems for a given situation and have a general understanding of how the equipment functions.

Animal behavior and care are covered with respect to horses, cattle, dogs, and cats, as these species will likely make up the majority of animal technical rescue missions. Body language and positioning of both animals and humans are considered. Safety concerns are also addressed, as well as basic first aid for animals.

CE for Fire, Law Enforcement, Animal Control Officers, Veterinarians, Vet Technicians

Registration is $100 per student (make checks payable to Chisholm Trail Fire Rescue).


April 27
April 29
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Darren Smith, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
(210) 269-9437
Phone: (512) 213-0323
Fax: (512) 213-4561
9835 FM 1854
Lytton Springs, TX 78616
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